|Australian Body Care Tea Tree Oil is possibly the most exciting essential oil in the world. It is only extracted from the tree called Melaleuca alternifolia, which is indigenous to Australia and only grows in a relatively small area on the Northern Rivers region of N.S.W. Australia.
For several hundred years the Aborigines have used the antiseptic properties of magical Tea Tree Oil. Named so by Captain James Cook when he first visited Australia in the 18th century. In 1925 A.R. Penfold proved that 100% pure Melaleuca alternifolia oil (Tea Tree Oil) was 11 to 13 times stronger than the traditionally used antiseptic of the time called carbolic acid (phenol).
In the contrary to phenol, Tea Tree Oil didn't burn the skin so a much better choice too. It therefore quickly became the preferred household antiseptic in Australia.
Australian Bodycare is one of the companies in the Tea Tree industry leading research into the 21st century to learn more of the benefits of this fabulous oil.